15TH CASE OF CORONAVIRUS IN US CONFIRMED AT LACKLAND AFB

U.S. officials reported the 15th case of coronavirus in the United States Thursday.  It was the third evacuee and first at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to test positive, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

The U.S. government has flown about 800 people from Hubei province, with 195 people from the first flight having been released on Tuesday. Many are government employees and their families who are under 14-day quarantine at U.S. military bases.

“The individual is currently isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby,” the CDC said.
The Lackland evacuees arrived in the United States on Feb. 7.

The 15 U.S. cases, spread among seven states, mostly involve travelers who recently returned from China. The two other evacuees to test positive were under quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego.

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